April 2 Los Angeles Fundraiser To Celebrate Pulitzer-Winning Food Writer Jonathan Gold

March 15, 2016
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An Evening in the “City of Gold” is a Viewing Party, Dine-Around and Q & A with LA Times’ Jonathan Gold, to benefit The Culinary Trust Growing Leaders Fund.

Discover the great richness and diversity of the food scene in Los Angeles through the eyes and palate of L.A. native Jonathan Gold, restaurant critic for the L.A. Times and the first food critic to win a Pulitzer Prize.

When: Sat April 2, 6:30-9:30 pm

How much: $150 (100% tax deductible)
Where: (film) ArcLight Hollywood; (party and interview) Dolby Ballroom

Ticket link: http://cityofgoldtct16.bpt.me/

Event contact: info@theculinarytrust.org

This special evening begins with a viewing of the new documentary “City of Gold” at ArcLight Theater, which tells the story of how Gold experiences L.A. culture through his discovery of the restaurant scenes’ hidden gems, and about the transformative power of food and food writing in how we experience where we live.

After the film, you’ll head to the Dolby Ballroom at Loews Hollywood for a hosted Happy Hour reception featuring beverages and small bites created by some of Jonathan’s favorite hidden gems (who may have started your mouth watering during the film!), meet-and-greet with Jonathan, and Q & A led by award-winning author and culinary historian (and long-time IACP member) Joan Nathan. Bring your copy of Jonathan’s collection of essays “Counter Intelligence”  he’ll be happy to sign it!

“In City of Gold, directed by Laura Gabbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times Jonathan Gold is our guide, casting his light upon a vibrant and growing cultural movement, a movement in which he plays the dual roles of high-low priest and culinary geographer of his beloved Los Angeles.” (Source: IMDB)

“The film takes viewers on a cinematic journey with Gold as he scours the city and its anonymous strip malls for undiscovered gems, looking for what he calls a thereness beneath the thereness. Gold, who won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for criticism while work-ing for the L.A. Weekly, is best known for championing small restaurants that most critics never visit. He is the food-writing equivalent of Raymond Chandler, someone who creates his own particular way of looking at the city, journalist Allen Salkin says in the film. In an understated sense, City of Gold is also an argument not just for Golds significance but for the importance of criticism as a whole.” (Source: Los Angeles Times)

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